Consider a binary operation ∗ on N defined as a ∗ b = a3 + b3. Choose the correct answer.
(A) Is ∗ both associative and commutative?
(B) Is ∗ commutative but not associative?
(C) Is ∗ associative but not commutative?
(D) Is ∗ neither commutative nor associative?
Justify your choice.